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Sony XS-L126P5 (XS-L126P5B)

12" Single 4 ohm Xplod Series Subwoofer

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12" Single 4 ohm Xplod Series Subwoofer

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Where Quality Meets Affordability

Don't let the low price of this Sony subwoofer fool you. The Sony XS-L126P5 car subwoofer is a great addition to entry level car audio systems. Using Sony's famous 5-Sided MRC (Mica Reinforced Cellular) diaphragm and a glass-fiber composite woofer cone, the sound becomes deeper and more natural. Because of the 5-sided surround, stroke stabilizer bumps are placed on the surround to ensure the subwoofer will last a long time. Running consistently off of 380 watts, the Sony XS-L126P5 subwoofer sounds great and can fill in the low, bass notes that you current audio system is lacking.

  • 12" Single 4 Ohm Xplod Series Subwoofer
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 1300 watts
    • RMS: 380 watts
  • Impedance: Single 4 Ohm
  • 5-Sided MRC (Mica Reinforced Cellular) diaphragm with glass-fiber composite
  • Stroke stabilizer rubber surround
  • In-car output sound pressure level: 94 dB
  • Effective frequency response: 22-1,000 Hz
  • Recommended enclosure: Sealed
  • Recommended enclosure volume: 0.77 cu. ft.
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Read more about the Sony XS-L126P5 in our blog!

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Subwoofer Specifications

Subwoofer Series
Each subwoofer manufactured is part of a series. This is the name of the subwoofer's series.
Subwoofer Size
Refers to the diameter of the subwoofer, measured in inches.
12"
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
1300 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
380 watts
Voice Coil(s)
Dual voice coil subs have more wiring flexibility than single voice coils subs; however, single voice coil subwoofers provide easier hookup options for wiring multiple subwoofers in parallel or series. You may also run a dual voice coil (DVC) sub in parallel, series, or combination. A quad voice coil has four voice coils and is equal to two dual voice coil subwoofers as far as wiring goes.
Single
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Voice Coil Diameter
Diameter of voice coil, usually measured in inches.
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
22 - 1,000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
94 dB
Xmax (millimeters)
Typically measured in millimeters, the Xmax value is the measure of a speaker cone's maximum excursion in one direction while maintaining a linear behavior.
6 mm
Subwoofer Design
This is the design of the subwoofer or the opening of the subwoofer enclosure. Each design has it's own benefits, whether it is a square, circle, or oval.

Round/Circle: This is the typical and common subwoofer design. They have a round cone and are a circle in design.

Square: These woofers are able to achieve a greater cone area in a smaller space. Because of the greater surface area, some square subwoofers will be louder than a round subwoofer of the same size.

Round / Circle
Main Cone Color
This is the color of the speaker's or subwoofer's cone.
Black
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
MRC (Mica Reinforced Cellular) diaphragm with glass-fiber composite
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Rubber
Magnet Structure
Defines the overall structure of the subwoofers magnet.
Subwoofer Grille
Most subwoofers are able to accommodate a universal grille; however, some subs include a grille and others have a specific, optional grille available for purchase separately. If "yes", then the subwoofer includes a grille. If "optional (sold separately)" the matching grille will need to be purchased in addition to the sub.
No
Re-Cone Kit Available
Some higher end subwoofers have replaceable cone assemblies. In case of a blown woofer, a recone kit allows for a simple replacement, as opposed to purchasing an entire new subwoofer.
No

Recommended Enclosure Specifications

Recommended Enclosure Type
This is the recommended type of enclosure that the subwoofer should be installed into. Some subwoofers are specially designed for particular enclosures.

Sealed: These enclosures completely enclose the air inside the box. These boxes produce a tight bass.

Ported/Vented: These enclosures have a slot of air to escape from the box. The result is a sound that has more "boom".

Bandpass: These are a combination of both sealed and ported enclosures. They can be very efficient, but require tuning for the best response.

Sealed
Minimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
.77 cubic feet
Optimum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Sealed Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum sealed box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
.77 cubic feet
Minimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the minimum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.13 cubic feet
Optimum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the ideal ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
Maximum Ported Box Volume
This value indicates the maximum ported box volume that the manufacturer recommends for the subwoofer. The volume is typically displayed in cubic feet.
1.13 cubic feet
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
6-1/2"
Cutout Diameter
The actual diameter of the hole you will need to cut out if you are creating a new mounting location for this speaker, or if you are mounting a subwoofer in a box.
11"
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

No

Electromechanical Parameters

Free-Air Resonance (Fs)
The free-air resonance frequency of the subwoofer, measured in Hz. At this frequency the weight of the moving parts is perfectly balanced with the subwoofers suspension system.
Equivalent Compliance (Vas)
This is the amount of air that has the same stiffness as the subwoofers suspension. The greater the rating, the lower the stiffness and larger recommended enclosure. It is measured in Liters.
Total Speaker Q Value (Qts)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including all dimensionless losses. Essentially, a high Qts value (closer to 1.0) means the subwoofer is great for sealed enclosures and a low Qts value (closer to 0) means the woofer is great in vented enclosures. A Qts of around 0.45 means the woofer will work decently in either enclosure type.
Electrical Q Value (Qes)
The subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including electrical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. The unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Electrical Resistance of Voice Coil (Re)
Amount of DC resistance of the subwoofer when measured with an ohm meter. Typically, this will read less than the impedance rating of the subwoofer.
Mechanical Q Value (Qms)
This is the subwoofers relative damping (Q) at the resonance frequency (Fs), including mechanical losses. Also called the mechanical damping of the subwoofer. This unitless measurement usually varies from 0.5 – 10.
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP)
This number represents the trade off between having an efficient woofer and one with a wide bandwidth. To calculate this number, take the Fs and divide it by the Qes. If the number is below 50, the woofer is designed for a sealed enclosure only. If it's between 50-100 it can be used in either. Lastly, if it's greater than 100 it's designed for vented enclosures.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
37%
4 Star
53%
3 Star
11%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
4.3
Usability
4.7
basshead

los angeles

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Good sub sounds nice and deep

November 5, 2010

Very good Sony subwoofer. I put this in my 94 chevy cab on my trusty Punch 250.2 and this sub was slamming really hard. I got to say not a very bad sub at all for the price. Really did the trick. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for inexpensive bass. I give this a 10 out of 10. Good job Sony!

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Tim

Auburn AL

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shocked.

May 26, 2009

at first i was like oh a sony its going to sound crappy but the guy in the audio department let me hear it paired with a infinity referrence monoblock and i was amazed by the sound quality of this 12 and it got quite loud it out hit a alphine type r 10 and 2 rockford fosgate 12's p2s i plan on ordering 2 from this website with the same infinity amp and built a enclosure to the spec and surpise all the people who think i have 15's in my trunk

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bass

washington,dc

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bass boy

April 24, 2011

Had it in my hatchback sounded good then I put a 600 watt amp on it now it sounds like crap I would recommend the red Xplods had one and loved it made my rear view mirror do dances

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Richard

Santa Rosa Valley, CA

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It rocks !!!

August 18, 2010

Great speaker at a great price. Enough volume and bass to disable the use of the rear view and side view mirrors.

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Vince

Willcox, AZ

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Good bump for your buck :D

January 9, 2010

This is a great sub for the price. I installed 2 of these in my old '87 Ford Bronco and they bump. That was 6 months ago and they're still bumping hard. People think that just because Sony made them, they must suck. That's not the case here though... They rattle every inch of my bronco and since the '87 full size bronco is very spacy inside, the speakers fit cozily in the back. sound bounces around inside and it sounds very good.

I would recommend this sub to people who are barely buying their first system. or to somebody who wants something decent. You will be happy with what you paid for.

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John

Virginia Beach, VA

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working good

June 3, 2011

looks great and sounds great in vented box.

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Buck

Lake Elsinore,CA

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GREAT SUB FOR THE MONEY

May 3, 2011

These sub's are great but took a bit to get them set up correctly. To get them to hit right at low hertz they needed poly fill in the box. I used the sonic 0.7 box 1/2 full of poly fill and am running them with a fosgate R500.1 For the money I could not ask for more.

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mark

riegelwood, NC

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OKAY

March 31, 2011

SUBWOOFER IS OVERATED

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basshead101

apalachin,ny

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unbelievable

March 11, 2011

I got two of these monsters in a bandpass box one cubic foot per chamber (recommend 0.77) but it feels like my heads gonna explode and most of my friends cant sit in the back seat and my wife knows when im on my way home she said she hears me coming great sub for the money.

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Matt

Anderson, SC

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Great subs

March 8, 2011

Sound great, look great, and work great

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TeGary

clyde, ny

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good price

November 1, 2010

Lasted for a 5 months after straight pounding every day. had a 760 pioneer bridged that was pounding the speaker. then bought a 1500 watt Audiopipe amp which pounded this thing 3 times as hard. surprised it lasted for a month of steady pushing. Dont over power it!!! great sub for the price

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wes

OK

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GREAT BASS FOR PRICE

October 31, 2010

Almost went for Fosgate, friend talked me into the Sonys, good friend, saved money, able to take power from punch 400

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joev

salinas, ca

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exellent value

September 5, 2010

put two of these 12" woofers in my ford probe they get very loud and fairly deep. but not as deep as some high excursion woofers with an x-max of only 6mm. they do get down there about 30 hz which is good for all types of music. tech wise they have double sided magnets and an edge wound voice coil mostly used by hi-end manufactures such as focal and a few others. the only drawback for me is the screw on terminals which tend to get loose after heavy hitting.

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Zippa

Lakeland FL

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Good Beat down for your buck!

May 10, 2011

good speakers, just make sure to put em' in an enclosed box like they recommend :))

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jordan

paridise, CA

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good for a sony xplod

May 10, 2010

This is a very good sub for the price. I like to stick to Rockford Fosgate but i wanted to try something different, so my friend suggested Sony Xplod. I have a 12 hooked up to a 130 watt amp in my room, i just ordered a boxed single 12 got it for 24 bucks. But this sub can hit the highs and the lows, i was very surprised. I give this sub 2 thumbs up.

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Joshua

Athens, AL

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Good budget subs

March 25, 2010

These subs are are pretty raw especially for the price I mean they ain't no kicker L7s but these will pound! My friend has them and they got all the frequency's in the bass test song he played

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Nikki

Cincinnati, OH

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Great Subs

December 28, 2009

My friend has 2 of these in his SUV, and they are intense; he is pretty rough on them and they've recently hit the 1 year mark and are still going strong; while there are better subs out there these are awesome for the cost, highly recommended.

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Mr.813

Tampa, Fl

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Sony 12 inch

November 16, 2010

Sub works good for the money. It's not an RE or Fosgate but it does more than you would expect with "proper wattage " and a sealed cabinet. pretty loud, real clear, good entry level sub woofer. If you really wanna turn heads get 3 wire them down to 1.33 ohms and hit em with 1000wts rms @ 1ohm. in a sealed cabinet. Break them in " SLOWLY " enjoy!

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Amousotis

Plainview, MN

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Love It!

September 13, 2010

It was money well spent. I've owned one before and I've known many other people that have the same one I do and they think very highly of the product too. My last one lasted for about 3 and a half years and that's with pushing it to the max every time it was used. All-in-all, it was a good buy!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

XS-L126P5

UPC

027242742482

Weight

15.00lbs

Internal SKU

xsl126p5

Internal Product ID

17843

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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